St. Ann's Unity House; Architecture as a Means of Supporting Family Structure
Hess, Joanna Leigh
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This thesis is a transitional housing program for young mothers or expectant mothers who are ready to take the next step in their independence. This facility is an extension of an existing Catholic charity called St. Ann’s Center for Children Youth and Families. Women who find themselves in threatening situations with their child can stay at St. Ann’s while they gain their strength. This thesis acts as a stepping stone between St. Ann’s structured and protective environment to complete self-sufficiency. The main focus for this thesis is providing a safe environment that fosters growth, health, independence and a supportive community for these women and their children.